Saturday, October 25, 2014

AnotHeR MiNi

I love making hanging mini's...and this one by Gail Pan is a real cute one.
Gail's pattern is called ReD BirD at ChrisTMas (although my feathered friend is a BLuE BirD)
& it's in her 2013 Simply Christmas Book.

Thanks Narelle for letting me come & play with you each month!
To see what the other "elves" made this month...visit here...

Narelle's personal blog is called Pins & Whiskers over here.

Ho Ho Ho...

Monday, October 20, 2014

ChrisTMas Gift

I saw this scrumptious fabric & decided to make an apron as a Christmas gift with it.
I trimmed it with ReD and added a cute "BuTTon" on the pocket.
Yes... I'm very HaPPy with it... so into the box it goes!


I am linking up with Anthea over HERE for 
Christmas Thru The Year.


Saturday, October 18, 2014

I FeLt LiKe it

Even though I am away I still wanted to be part of the monthly... Friday Night Sew In ... hosted by the lovely Wendy from SugarLane Quilts... over HERE.
So I cut out a few shapes in various colours of FeLT.
Stay tuned for what I use them for...
ThanKS WenDy...

Friday, October 17, 2014

FNSI

is on again this month... over HeRe... at Wendy's place.
It should be FuN so why don't you come too...
Simply sign up... work on a project... post about it...
AND
you could WiN a prize ... how gOOd is that!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BooK It as a PIF

Covering two birds with the one post here... perhaps not quite the correct quote but you get the idea... but I have had a pattern by Hatched & Patched called Friendship Bag for years.
I decided to make it & add it as part of my PIF gift to Kim from HERE.
It's a cute little bag to hold a project ( 7.1/2in x 10in) with an outside sissor keeper pocket.
Kim let me know it arrived safely... & she liked it.



My THANKS must go to Sharon from HERE for encouraging us to dust off & use "old" books & patterns each month. I love this little cutie & will be making more of them in the future.
I'll link this post to "Lets Book It" at the end of the month.

Monday, October 13, 2014

M.I.A.

Hubby & I have headed off on a small journey for a few weeks...
I'll try to post while away but I have scheduled posts so I stay in groups this month.
Until next time...EnJoY every minute... of every day... as if it was your last...
Stitch, sew, quilt, embroider, knit or crochet... whatever MAkeS YoU HaPPy...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

A WonDeRFuL B'DaY

THANK YOU to my gorgeous bloggy friends who sent their wishes, making my day so special!
Just look at the loot I received in the mail from the BirTHDaY CLuB members... WoW
I was overwhelmed with everyone's generosity!
GoRGeouS batik fabric's... oooO I see a wonderful quilt in that lot!
My "special" gift giver was Michelle... & she was w-a-y too generous!
A  Michelle Ridgway "original"... SwaP MaMa... just for Me... "C" keeper & they're both GoRGeoUS.




Visit Michelle here to see ALL her patterns.
And from my lovely friend Shez... these PeRFecT goodies!
Even some RoSes from my wonderful hubby... I think I'll keep HiM...
So a big... k-i-s-s... from me to you
for making it a very HaPPy birthday!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

PIF

or... PaY It ForWarD...
The gifts I sent off to Jo...from HERE... included some delicious & crafty items...
A pretty PiN CusHioN / SiSSor HoLDeR...
A matching Project Carry Bag & HooPs HoLDeR...
And a IniTaL hanger for Jo's craft room...
Jo said she liked my choices...

Friday, October 10, 2014

HoHoHo... another FiNisH

Yes this quilt is FiNaLLy finished... insert BIG sigh of relief here... 































I think this "Santa's North Pole Village" small quilt is so QuiRKy & FuN.
I thought I was so clever finding in my stash the snowy background & after measuring it, thought I was in great shape... if I was careful... to use it ALL up. Well I didn't account for another block at the top showing Santa & his sleigh flying in the night sky did I... ooppss not enough left over for that. After MonTHs of trying to find suitable fabric to finish it...with NO luck finding any fabric that I was HaPPy with... I just decided to leave THAT block off the top.
I then went in search for the perfect border fabric & LuCKiLy I found it.
So after a few sleepless nights, more than a few worried moments & many miles driving around this city... it's all completed now & ready for use in December...
My fav block is the centre one above... & the last pic shows the backing I used.

The pattern is from the book Welcome to the North Pole by Piece of Cake Designs... called Santa's Village in Applique. My version of the quilt measures 46 inch x 52 inch.
My THanKs must go to VAL for starting the "North Pole QAL" many months ago.

Another UFO...is now a FO... yippee... 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Yes I'M

another year older... but supposedly WiSeR... ha

ThanK YoU to all the wonderful ladies in
the 2014 Birthday Club
whose "fat envelopes" are making my day...

Lots of wonderful goodies too by the looks of it!
But now... I'm off to stroke some fabric... lol
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